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Warner Bros. Digital Entertainment Group Promotes Christopher Lindquist to Senior Vice President, National Sales

(April 3, 2013 – Burbank, CA) – Christopher Lindquist has been promoted to Senior Vice President, National Sales for the newly formed Warner Bros. Digital Entertainment Group, it was announced today by Craig Hunegs, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Television Group, and Thomas Gewecke, President, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. Lindquist will be based in New York, where he will oversee all of Warner Bros.’ domestic media sales efforts for the Studio’s new digital network. The Digital Entertainment Group integrates various existing Studio sales efforts, streamlining advertiser-agency communication and increasing innovative marketing partnerships. Lindquist will be charged with generating revenue from Warner Bros.’ advertiser-supported digital assets and ventures, including TMZ.com, Flixster.com, EllenTV.com, RottenTomatoes.com, DC Entertainment’s DCComics.com, VertigoComics.com and MADMagazine.com, TooFab.com, ExtraTV.com, AlloyEntertainment.com and KidsWB.com. “Chris’ vast experience leading sales efforts in the digital space makes him the ideal executive as we grow the broadband and mobile properties in our Digital Entertainment Group,” said Gewecke. “The Studio’s digital properties, such as TMZ.com, Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes and EllenTV.com, have seen tremendous growth, and Chris will help drive new ways to monetize these destinations that are visited by millions of consumers worldwide each month.” “Chris is a smart and strategic executive and we are pleased to have him leading our national digital media sales efforts,” said Hunegs. “Together with the terrific sales team we have in place, we look to Chris to create new and innovative opportunities for advertisers to work with leading Warner Bros. brands to reach consumers.” The Warner Bros. Digital Entertainment Group represents a premium content space for marketers and brands to connect with an audience of 43 million passionate entertainment and pop culture enthusiasts with an additional social media reach of 45 million. Already a leader in mobile, with Flixster approaching 70 million App installs and TMZ’s mobile presence being #1 in Entertainment News with a combined 25 million users across mobile/tablets, the Warner Bros. Digital Entertainment Group is at the forefront of connecting with consumers anytime, anywhere. Lindquist previously served as Vice President, Eastern Sales, Warner Bros. Digital Media Sales. Prior to joining the Studio in 2009, he worked in sales at Conde Nast, where he was named Sales Person of the Year in 2008. Lindquist has also held posts in either sales or marketing at Radaronline.com, The New Yorker, Conde Nast Traveler and, for five years, he served as Creative Director of Integrated Marketing at Vogue.
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